Scott Provencher is a health care trial lawyer with extensive experience representing hospitals, psychiatric and behavioral health facilities, pharmacies and pharmacists and physician groups and physicians in civil litigation matters. He counsels health care organization clients in matters of professional negligence and provides representation before administrative bodies. Scott also handles litigation related to commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with business expectancies, misappropriation of trade secrets and a host of other disputes between businesses. Scott is also a member of the Mitchell Williams trial team that regularly defends products-liability and mass-tort claims against pharmaceutical and medical-device companies in state and federal courts and multidistrict litigation.
- Defense verdict for emergency-medicine physician in a claim for alleged failure to diagnose heart attack.
- Defense verdict for orthopedic surgeon who transected popliteal artery during knee-replacement surgery.
- Defense verdict for emergency-medicine physician in a claim involving death of mother and unborn child due to alleged failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism.
- Defense verdict for family-practice physician for alleged failure to properly diagnose and treat wound that resulted in necrotizing fasciitis.
- Defense verdict for pharmacy that improperly filled a narcotic medication, which the deceased later ingested resulting in death.
- Defense verdict for pediatric anesthesiologist for alleged failure to monitor an IV during surgery, which resulted in compartment syndrome of an extremity.
- Defense verdict for emergency-medicine physician in case involving alleged failure to diagnose a bowel leak in a patient who recently underwent gastric-bypass surgery.
- Assisted in defense of multidistrict litigation brought against manufacturer of a statin medication, manufacturer of an anti-coagulant medication, and the manufacturer of a forced-air patient warming device used during surgeries.
- In multidistrict litigation, assisted with evaluation of claims, defenses and trial strategy.
- In trial preparation for multidistrict litigation, conducted depositions of key witnesses including plaintiffs, relevant medical providers and expert witnesses for plaintiffs.
- In trial preparation for multidistrict litigation, worked with defense experts including selection and preparation for deposition and trial testimony.
- Served as law clerk to Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Brown.
- Chambers USA: Ranked in Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense in Arkansas (2017-2020)
- Chambers USA: "Up and Coming" in the area of Litigation - Medical Malpractice Defense, Arkansas (2016)
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Insurance Law (2013-2021)
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2012-2021)
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2012-2021)
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (2012-2021)
- The Best Lawyers in America©: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2011-2021)
- Best Lawyers® 2020: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
- Best Lawyers® 2015: Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
- Mid-South Super Lawyers: Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense (2009-2020)
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- International Association of Defense Counsel
- Defense Research Institute
- Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
- Arkansas Bar Association
- Pulaski County Bar Association
- Christ the King Catholic Church
- Mitchell Williams Diversity and Inclusion Council
News & Articles
- “The Vendor’s Lien Revisited in Agr. Bank FCB v. Maxfield,” 49 Ark. L. Rev. 353, 49, 1996